Basma Hameed was 2 years old when a kitchen accident caused her to suffer third-degree burns. As a teenager, she made it her mission to find a way to camouflage scars. She operates the Basma Hameed Clinics – one in Beverly Hills and the other in Toronto – where she carries out her unique dermal procedures. “I use a tiny needle and implant (custom pigments made out of minerals) into the scar tissue,” she says.
Her results are spectacular, especially for many of the celebrities and A-Listers who live in Beverly Hills ad for those with scars from facial plastic surgery and liposuction. Now she has created a special makeup foundation that can also give you optimum results whether you have scar tissue on your face or not.
Basma’s Foundation Stick comes in 40 different shades and sells for $40. The fuchsia-pink packaging is gorgeous, and the product itself is fabulous. The creamy stick foundation goes on your skin like a dream and is easily buildable with your fingers. “It feels like applying butter to your face,” Hameed says. And indeed its ingredients include apricot butter, aloe vera and vitamin E. The response since launching the foundation in May? “People are loving it,” she told me, “as I created it to be used by everyone.”
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